CLINICAL PHARMACIST SPECIALIST in Indianapolis, IN at Eskenazi Health

Date Posted: 11/23/2019

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Job Description

Organization: HHC



Req ID:  1664 

Schedule: Full Time 

Shift: Days 

Eskenazi Health serves as the public hospital division of the Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County. Physicians provide a comprehensive range of primary and specialty care services at the 315-bed hospital and outpatient facilities both on and off of the Eskenazi Health downtown campus as well as at 10 Eskenazi Health Center sites located throughout Indianapolis.


The Clinical Pharmacist Specialist optimizes medication regimens for assigned patients by collecting necessary information needed to evaluate medication therapy and develop patient specific pharmacotherapy plans that account for the patient’s age, comorbid conditions, therapeutic goals, safety, efficacy and pharmacoeconomics. This position reports to the Pharmacy Manager, Clinical Services.


  • Optimizes medication regimens for assigned patients by collecting necessary information needed to evaluate medication therapy and develop patient specific pharmacotherapy plans that account for the patient’s age, comorbid conditions, therapeutic goals, safety, efficacy and pharmacoeconomics 
    • Develps and helps implement appropriate therapeutic regimens and monitoring plans for patients 
    • Carries ut drug therapy protocols and completes required chart documentation according to departmental or health-system standards
    • Serves as a therapeutic leader fr the appropriate use of medications according to professional and regulatory standards
  • Assists with transitions of care including medication reconciliation, medication education, prior authorization, sustainable medication coverage, scheduling of follow up-appointments and access to medications as necessary
  • Effectively interacts with interdisciplinary members of the health-care team or clinic team to work toward optimal patient experience and outcomes related to prevention, diagnosis, treatment and/or monitoring of diseases; communicates effectively with pharmacy staff members, other departments, patients and/or family members when appropriate
  • Assists with formulary management and medication use processes in any of the following capacities: critically evaluates non-formulary requests, adheres to drug use criteria and recommends therapeutic alternatives to prescribers; assists with preparation of drug monographs or drug class reviews; assists with medication utilization evaluations or assists with development of alternative strategies during drug shortage or recall situations 
  • Promotes a culture of safety by identifying, mitigating, preventing and reporting potential or actual medication incidents, extravasation events, controlled substance incidents and/or adverse drug reactions;  recommends and is involved in process improvements in response to these medication safety events as appropriate 
  • Participates in and assists with implementation of quality improvement projects designed to improve pharmacy services and medication use processes, such as review or development of:  policies, procedures, protocols, order sets, clinical guidelines, disease management pathways or drug use programs
  • Demonstrates leadership skills through effective interpersonal skills, verbal/non-verbal communication and active participation in departmental or organizational committees/workgroups; reports activities to the department and administration
  • Engages in one’s own professional development and maintenance of competence through continued certification in the appropriate specialty relevant to their practice, consistent participation in continuing professional development activities and maintenance of active licensure or specialty certifications 
  • Maintains professionalism and a personal commitment to advancing the profession through participation in clinical research, publications, lectures, seminars or posters
  • Engages in teaching, professional development, clinical education and precepting with learners; this may include direct instruction, precepting, shadowing experiences, mentorship, in-services, journal clubs and assistance with research projects, Grand Rounds, committees or professional presentations; learners may include Pharmacy students, Pharmacy residents, peers/pharmacy staff and other healthcare professionals
  • Consistently ensures and assists in maintaining a constant state of regulatory readiness for The Joint Commission, DEA, Board of Pharmacy, Department of Health and all other regulatory bodies; suggests and implements process improvements that may be duplicated, as appropriate, throughout the department specifically related to regulatory readiness
  • Consistently maintains compliance with all hospital and departmental policies and procedures; completes all required educational activities and competencies in a timely manner and attends area-specific staff meetings


  • Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree
  • Pharmacy licensure in the State of Indiana or licensure eligible (until licensure, pharmacy duties are limited as by law)
  • Completion of a PGY1 and PGY2 pharmacy residency or a minimum of three years full-time experience in the direct provision of clinical pharmacy services
  • Board certification (i.e., BCPS, BCNSP, BCOP, BCPP, BCACP, BCCCP, etc.) and/or specialty credentialing (i.e., CDE, CGP, CACP, etc.) is preferred
  • Previous experience in a hospital/clinic pharmacy preferred with experience in distribution of medication for pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients

Accredited by The Joint Commission and named one of the nation’s 150 best places to work by Becker’s Hospital Review for four consecutive years and Forbes list of best places to work for women, and Forbes list of America’s best midsize employers’ Eskenazi Health’s programs have received national recognition while also offering new health care opportunities to the local community. As the sponsoring hospital for Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services, the city’s primary EMS provider, Eskenazi Health is also home to the first adult Level I trauma center in Indiana, the only verified adult burn center in Indiana, the first community mental health center in Indiana and the Eskenazi Health Center Primary Care – Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, just to name a few.


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